(R) Gold Cup Semifinals (USA-Canada, Mexico-Guadeloupe)

(R) Gold Cup Semifinals (USA-Canada, Mexico-Guadeloupe)

Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 07:52:04


First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:42:07

34' United States 0-0 Canada

USA has had the lion's share of the possession, but not created any
great chances. Bocanegra was a little fortunate not to get sent off
for a terrible tack on de Guzman, and minutes later conceded a free
kick just outside the box, which deflected off a defender and the
post. Keller has had some shaky moments.


Quote:
> First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
> is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

> United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
> Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

> Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
> Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

> BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:49:35

42' United States 1-0 Canada
[Hejduk 40]

Yes, Hejduk.

Canada failed to clear a free kick, and Donovan laid the ball off for
Hejduk, whose low shot from 25 yards went in off the post.

Donovan carded for divining a couple minutes later.



Quote:
>34' United States 0-0 Canada

>USA has had the lion's share of the possession, but not created any
>great chances. Bocanegra was a little fortunate not to get sent off
>for a terrible tack on de Guzman, and minutes later conceded a free
>kick just outside the box, which deflected off a defender and the
>post. Keller has had some shaky moments.


>> First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
>> is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

>> United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
>> Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

>> Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
>> Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

>> BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:54:57

HT United States 2-0 Canada
[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen]

Nice through ball by Dempsey send Beasley in on the left side, and
Onstad clips him down as he touches the ball past the Canadian keeper.

What's with the wildly different crowd volumes on FSC and Telefutura?
Sounds like a preseason friendly on FSC and the World Cup final on
Telefutura.



Quote:
>42' United States 1-0 Canada
>[Hejduk 40]

>Yes, Hejduk.

>Canada failed to clear a free kick, and Donovan laid the ball off for
>Hejduk, whose low shot from 25 yards went in off the post.

>Donovan carded for divining a couple minutes later.



>>34' United States 0-0 Canada

>>USA has had the lion's share of the possession, but not created any
>>great chances. Bocanegra was a little fortunate not to get sent off
>>for a terrible tack on de Guzman, and minutes later conceded a free
>>kick just outside the box, which deflected off a defender and the
>>post. Keller has had some shaky moments.


>>> First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
>>> is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

>>> United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
>>> Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

>>> Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
>>> Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

>>> BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 09:16:55

52' United States 2-0 Canada
[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen]

Donovan whiffs with an empty net in front of him, then Canada almost
scores at the other end. US is putting on the pressure early this
half.



Quote:
>HT United States 2-0 Canada
>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen]

>Nice through ball by Dempsey send Beasley in on the left side, and
>Onstad clips him down as he touches the ball past the Canadian keeper.

>What's with the wildly different crowd volumes on FSC and Telefutura?
>Sounds like a preseason friendly on FSC and the World Cup final on
>Telefutura.



>>42' United States 1-0 Canada
>>[Hejduk 40]

>>Yes, Hejduk.

>>Canada failed to clear a free kick, and Donovan laid the ball off for
>>Hejduk, whose low shot from 25 yards went in off the post.

>>Donovan carded for divining a couple minutes later.



>>>34' United States 0-0 Canada

>>>USA has had the lion's share of the possession, but not created any
>>>great chances. Bocanegra was a little fortunate not to get sent off
>>>for a terrible tack on de Guzman, and minutes later conceded a free
>>>kick just outside the box, which deflected off a defender and the
>>>post. Keller has had some shaky moments.


>>>> First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
>>>> is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

>>>> United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
>>>> Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

>>>> Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
>>>> Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

>>>> BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:03:13

FT United States 2-1 Canada
[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

Hutchinson scores the equalizer for Canada in the fifth minute of
injury time, but the play is called offside for no particular reason.
I guess the bigsoccer thread where people claim that we always get
screwed by the CONCACAF refs will only be 50 posts instead of 200 this
time.

Bradley had been sent off in the 89th minute for a tackle from behind
on De Guzman. Hejduk will also be unavailable for the final after
picking up a yellow. I think we can live without them :)

Despite our good record on paper, the defense hasn't inspired any
confidence at all...I wish Bradley would give some of the other guys a
chance. We'll get lit up at Copa America.



Quote:
>77' United States 2-1 Canada
>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

>On the counterattack, Hume cuts back on Bocanegra and curls a nice
>shot past Keller at the far post. I think he scored a goal like that
>against us in the U-20s a few years ago.

>US finally preparing their first sub.



>>52' United States 2-0 Canada
>>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen]

>>Donovan whiffs with an empty net in front of him, then Canada almost
>>scores at the other end. US is putting on the pressure early this
>>half.



>>>HT United States 2-0 Canada
>>>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen]

>>>Nice through ball by Dempsey send Beasley in on the left side, and
>>>Onstad clips him down as he touches the ball past the Canadian keeper.

>>>What's with the wildly different crowd volumes on FSC and Telefutura?
>>>Sounds like a preseason friendly on FSC and the World Cup final on
>>>Telefutura.



>>>>42' United States 1-0 Canada
>>>>[Hejduk 40]

>>>>Yes, Hejduk.

>>>>Canada failed to clear a free kick, and Donovan laid the ball off for
>>>>Hejduk, whose low shot from 25 yards went in off the post.

>>>>Donovan carded for divining a couple minutes later.



>>>>>34' United States 0-0 Canada

>>>>>USA has had the lion's share of the possession, but not created any
>>>>>great chances. Bocanegra was a little fortunate not to get sent off
>>>>>for a terrible tack on de Guzman, and minutes later conceded a free
>>>>>kick just outside the box, which deflected off a defender and the
>>>>>post. Keller has had some shaky moments.


>>>>>> First match kicks off in about 10 minutes. Big news from the US side
>>>>>> is that Keller gets the start in goal, his 100th cap.

>>>>>> United States: Keller, Hejduk, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Bradley,
>>>>>> Mastroeni, Beasley, Donovan, Dempsey, Johnson.

>>>>>> Canada: Onstad, Jazic, Hainault, Stalteri, Hastings, de Guzman,
>>>>>> Hutchinson, Bernier, Nash, Gerba, DeRosario.

>>>>>> BTW, the US will name their Copa America roster after the game.

 
 
 

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Post by Jason Maxwel » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:07:34


Quote:
> FT United States 2-1 Canada
> [Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

> Hutchinson scores the equalizer for Canada in the fifth minute of
> injury time, but the play is called offside for no particular reason.
> I guess the bigsoccer thread where people claim that we always get
> screwed by the CONCACAF refs will only be 50 posts instead of 200 this
> time.

I think the U.S. did get screwed in this match, but not on the same level as
Canada.  That looked like a good goal, but I'll give Keller the benefit of
the doubt that he might have heard the whistle before trying to save it.

Hedjuk's yellow was B.S., and DeRo could have been red carded for the
incident, and how Hume gout out of that game without a yellow card is beyond
me.

Jason

 
 
 

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Post by PB » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:15:17

USA 2, Canada 1

Goals by Hejduk, Donovan (PK), and Hume (Since Google Groups isn't
updating, I haven't seen what others have written.)

Yet again, the refereeing stole the spotlight. Canada had a late
equalizer called back for a dubious offside, and this was a fitting
culmination to a game where the rationale for many decisions was
anyone's guess. Some of the most puzzling were three of the yellow
cards: Bocanegra's high two-footed tackle, De Rosario's headbutt, and
Donovan's bailout. Surely, the first two were unequivocal reds, while
the third was an act of self-preservation while anticipating a heavy
challenge. (In the end, the challenge on Donovan wasn't heavy, but
Hastings did kick him.)

Perhaps the most memorable moment of this one was Donovan's whiff on
an open-goal tap-in that would've tied him with Eric Wynalda for the
US lead.

P

 
 
 

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Post by Granta » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 11:31:16


Quote:


>> FT United States 2-1 Canada
>> [Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

>> Hutchinson scores the equalizer for Canada in the fifth minute of
>> injury time, but the play is called offside for no particular reason.
>> I guess the bigsoccer thread where people claim that we always get
>> screwed by the CONCACAF refs will only be 50 posts instead of 200 this
>> time.

> I think the U.S. did get screwed in this match, but not on the same level
> as
> Canada.  That looked like a good goal, but I'll give Keller the benefit of
> the doubt that he might have heard the whistle before trying to save it.

Watching on TV in a bar, I clearly saw the flag go up before the shot, so
when everyone else was screaming at surrendering the equalizer, I was
sitting calmly already knowing it didn't count.  Keller might have done the
same, who knows.

I'm going to keep banging on this guy's head like he's one of those moles in
the amu***t park games.  Go away, Eddie Johnson!  Get gone!  He's like an
extra defender for the opposition.  Johnson was so bad that he shut Dempsey
down as well.  If you give him a chance on a silver platter -- a la
Donovan's setup against T&T -- he might convert it, but in 80 or so minutes
of action tonight he didn't have a chance and he didn't create a chance.  He
also had two absolute brainfart offside calls.  Nine out of 10 passes he
makes are backpasses.  Christ, he's like another Jovan Kirovski, but I think
Kirovski had a better soccer brain.

And what's with Donovan at RM?  Doesn't Bradley know that LD is so much
better as one of the forwards?  Can't we find a RM so we can move Donovan up
front with Dempsey?

Hejduk's goal was surreal.  I'm glad we'll see one of Spector / Simek at RB
in the final, though.  I don't know what happened to Onyewu, but he is not
the same player as he was in early 2006.  Where's Jimmy Conrad, anyway?

I thought Michael Bradley did pretty well until the red.  I'm mystified why
Benny didn't get the start again tonight.  Will be interesting to see
Bradley's CM picks for Sunday.  I'm thinking it will be Mastro and Clark.

Anyway... I just hope Brian Ching can go 90.  It's super sad he's far and
away my #1 choice at striker these days.

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 11:54:57

HT Mexico 0-0 Guadeloupe

Mexico will probably get a goal somehow, but watching them flounder in
this tournament has more than made up for our own indifferent play.



Quote:
>FT United States 2-1 Canada
>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

 
 
 

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Post by James.Alln.. » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 12:33:08


Quote:
> FT United States 2-1 Canada
> [Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

Have you thought about automatically appended the ref's name to
CONCACAF match results - he always seems to get listed as one of the
deciding factors in the results.

James

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 12:37:22

71' Mexico 1-0 Guadeloupe
[Pardo 70]

Pardo gets Mexico on the board with a superbly struck long-range shot
that bent away from the Guadeloupe keeper.



Quote:
>HT Mexico 0-0 Guadeloupe

>Mexico will probably get a goal somehow, but watching them flounder in
>this tournament has more than made up for our own indifferent play.



>>FT United States 2-1 Canada
>>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Golobo » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 13:02:57

FT Mexico 1-0 Guadeloupe
[Pardo 70]

Mexico sneaks into the final with their third straight 1-0 victory.



Quote:
>71' Mexico 1-0 Guadeloupe
>[Pardo 70]

>Pardo gets Mexico on the board with a superbly struck long-range shot
>that bent away from the Guadeloupe keeper.



>>HT Mexico 0-0 Guadeloupe

>>Mexico will probably get a goal somehow, but watching them flounder in
>>this tournament has more than made up for our own indifferent play.



>>>FT United States 2-1 Canada
>>>[Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Hoope » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 14:16:01


Quote:

>> FT United States 2-1 Canada
>> [Hejduk 40, Donovan 45pen; Hume 76]

> Have you thought about automatically appended the ref's name to
> CONCACAF match results - he always seems to get listed as one of the
> deciding factors in the results.

Heehee

It was Benito Archundia of Mexico (who was actually exceptionally good in
WC2006), with assistants from Mexico and Surinam.  Not Canada's first run-in
with him either as he screwed us hard in 2004 in WCQ against Honduras by
giving a cheap penalty to the Hondurans in the 89th minute to equalize and
then denying a perfectly good winner a couple of minutes later by the home
side.

Business as usual in CONCALAF :(

 
 
 

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Post by Futbolmetri » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:50:04


Quote:
> Hutchinson scores the equalizer for Canada in the fifth minute of
> injury time, but the play is called offside for no particular reason.
> I guess the bigsoccer thread where people claim that we always get
> screwed by the CONCACAF refs will only be 50 posts instead of 200 this
> time.

Isn't there some sort of physical relationship, like

Amount of screwing by Concacaf refs = a*(Distance from the Equator)^2

D